Academic coaching & PREP
As a Faculty of Medicine student (MD, MD/PhD, Medical Radiation Sciences and Physician’s Assistant), you have access to an academic coach who will work with you to develop individualized academic plans and to frame new, or to review and adapt current, strategies to optimize learning potential in order to ensure peak academic performance. The academic coach is available for one-on-one coaching and to assist with workshop development and facilitation.
The Faculty of Medicine’s PREP offers first-year medical students the unique opportunity to participate in small, innovative, interactive and collaborative learning communities. Sessions are facilitated by successful second-year medical students.
Participants may come to as many, or as few, sessions as they like. There is no commitment, other than the commitment to achieving your full academic potential.
Meet your academic coach
You can read Nellie's Perret's biography on the about us page.
Frequently asked questions
You may have questions about what we can offer you, so we have answers to frequently asked questions to help you out.
All sessions are confidential. Our office does not share information with the Faculty of Medicine or anyone else except by written request of the student, or as required by law.
You can book an appointment with our counsellors, or if you wish to speak to a counsellor, you can call our office at 416.978.2764.
Academic coaching resources
The following represent just a few of the growing number of useful online academic skills development resources for students in the health professions.
- Time management tips and tools from UCLA
- Review strategies, including the application and integration of concepts (UCLA)
- Seven reasons why we forget and tips to help us remember (UCLA)
- Enhancing your learning - David Geffen School of Medicine
- Advice on Writing in the Health Sciences (U of T)
- Comprehensive Physical Examination and Clinical Education resources (UCSD)
- Developing Clinical Skills (KU)
- Comprehensive online resources for studying Anatomy (UCSD)
Advice on taking tests and managing stress
- Tips on taking OSCEs (UM)
- Tips on writing SAQs (UM)
- Tips on Managing exam stress (UM)
- Tips on managing exam anxiety (UM)
Students with an identified need for an accommodation, or students who wish to meet with a counsellor to determine whether or not they have a learning disability or ADHD, should contact the University of Toronto's Accessibility Services.